Posted On: 11/27/20 6:35 AM

There’s no way Rochester’s Lilly MeisterLillyMeister6'2" | PFRochester John Marshall | 2022State#55NationMN is the 6th-best player in Minnesota’s Class of 2022. That was my thought as we finalized the fall Prep Girls Hoops ranking of the state’s top juniors. It simply doesn’t seem possible that a player with her combination of height, length, athleticism, touch and effort-level could not move up in the rankings.

In fact, in my opinion, it is entirely possible that we will look back 10 years from now and determine that it was Meister who will have had the best college career among the top six. She’s that good. As I said to someone a couple of weeks ago in the gym, it would not be at all surprising to me if Meister was four years into a professional basketball career in 2032, cashing paychecks to play the game somewhere in the world.

So how then does Lilly end up in the current rankings at #6? Good question. And one with no easy answers.

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As a reminder, when we last updated the 2022 rankings back in June, the top six looked like this:

  1. Maya NnajiMayaNnaji6'4" | PFHopkins | 2022State#7NationMN, Hopkins (FBC North)
  2. Mara BraunMaraBraun5'11" | CGWayzata | 2022State#21NationMN, Wayzata

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